Issue Date: October 18, 1968
City: New Haven, CN
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
John Trumbull was a revolutionary patriot and artist was commemorated on this stamp for his dramatic recording of many Revolutionary War events. Trumbull fought as an aid to General Washington and is best remembered for his portraits of Washington after he became our first President.
John Trumbull (1756-1843)
Born in Lebanon, Connecticut, Trumbull graduated from Harvard College and enrolled in the Continental Army, serving as an aide to George Washington. After the American Revolution, he studied painting in London under artist Benjamin West. Trumbull became known for his paintings of scenes from the Revolutionary War. The designs of several U.S. postage stamps have been based on Trumbull’s paintings, especially those of George Washington.